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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.

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Howard Kennedy, Brick Court face negligence accusation

Howard Kennedy and Brick Court Chambers’ Andrew Lydiard QC have found themselves the target of a claim brought by a former client who says he suffered loss of opportunity following their advice. The case, currently being heard in the High Court before Mr Justice Cooke, is brought by a Portuguese businessman. Antonio Anibal Andrade Baptista […]

Garrigues re-elects management and opens in Andalucia

Partners at Garrigues have unanimously re-elected managing partners José María Alonso Puig and Miguel Gordillo Moro to serve another four-year term. They have been managed the firm since 2000, and the election confirmed their third consecutive term at the top. The 185 Garrigues partners also approved the launch of a new office in Almería, which […]

Irwin Mitchell assists BA class action

Irwin Mitchell assists BA class action” />Irwin Mitchell is joining forces with US class action specialists Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll in its fight against airlines charging passengers fuel surchages. Last week (23 June), Cohen Milstein filed a class action suit in New York against British Airways (BA), Virgin Atlantic and 10 other unnamed airlines, alleging that the […]

Salford Uni to open new law school

The University of Salford is building a new law school to compete with local rivals BPP Law School’s Manchester branch, the University of Manchester Law School and Manchester Metropolitan University Law School. Professor Alistair Alcock, formerly dean of law and later deputy vice-chancellor at Buckingham University, has been appointed as founding law professor. He said: […]

Ashurst, Jones Day, Lovells win cat appeal

There were celebrations at Ashurst, Jones Day and Lovells on 19 June after the Competion Appeal Tribunal (CAT) upheld their clients’ appeals on interchange fee arrangements. The CAT set a September 2005 Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decision aside after the OFT had made the unprecedented move of withdrawing its decision anyway. Interchange fees are […]

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